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Jackson County jury convicts man of murder after weeklong trial

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Dairian Stanley was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action on Wednesday night after a week-long trial. He was acquitted of kidnapping. (Tulsa Police Department) Dairian Stanley was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action on Wednesday night after a week-long trial. He was acquitted of kidnapping. (Tulsa Police Department)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Jackson County jury has convicted a 22-year-old man in a 2016 fatal shooting of Torrence Evans.

Dairian Stanley was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action on Wednesday night after a weeklong trial. He was acquitted of kidnapping.

Stanley will be sentenced at a future date.

According to court records, Kansas City police were called on Sept. 25, 2016 to the 5600 block of Hardesty Avenue on a reported shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Evans, who was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Stanley confronted his former girlfriend, assaulted her and threatened to kill her after he learned that she had a relationship with Evans, court documents state. He then grabbed her phone and found an address on Hardesty.

Stanley told the woman that he was going to kill Evans and he forced her to drive to the address on Hardesty. Once there, Stanley shot the victim several times and drove off.

Stanley's mother told police he contacted her, told her he messed up and his life was over. He also stated he shot someone.

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